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Re: Closing the Digital Publishing Interest Group

From: AUDRAIN LUC <LAUDRAIN@hachette-livre.fr>
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2017 18:43:13 +0200
To: Charles LaPierre <charlesl@benetech.org>
CC: Bill Kasdorf <bkasdorf@apexcovantage.com>, Tzviya - Hoboken Siegman <tsiegman@wiley.com>, Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>, W3C Digital Publishing IG <public-digipub-ig@w3.org>, Liza Daly <lizadaly@gmail.com>, Markus Gylling <markus.gylling@gmail.com>, Madi Weland Solomon <madi.w.solomon@gmail.com>, Bill McCoy <bmccoy@w3.org>, Garth Conboy <garth@google.com>, Thierry Michel <tmichel@w3.org>, Kazuyuki Ashimura <ashimura@w3.org>, Liam Quin <liam@w3.org>
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Yes, a big thank you to the 3 of you!

For history, I’d like to add the first workshop « ATELIER W3C : PUBLISHING USING THE OPEN WEB PLATFORM » on Sept 16, 2013 in Paris

and remind us all of Pierre Danet energy in helping this to append.


Le 27 sept. 2017 à 17:16, Charles LaPierre <charlesl@benetech.org<mailto:charlesl@benetech.org>> a écrit :

In addition to Ivan,  also a HUGE thank you to Tzviya and Markus who did an outstanding job leading our Interest group!


Charles LaPierre
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On Sep 27, 2017, at 7:59 AM, Bill Kasdorf <bkasdorf@apexcovantage.com<mailto:bkasdorf@apexcovantage.com>> wrote:


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Subject: RE: Closing the Digital Publishing Interest Group

Let us also thank Ivan Herman, without whom none of this would have been possible. Ivan guided those of us who were new to the W3C through the Process and made us feel welcome immediately while imparting his years of Web wisdom on the publishing industry. Thank you, Ivan!

Tzviya Siegman
Information Standards Lead

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From: Ivan Herman [mailto:ivan@w3.org]
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To: W3C Digital Publishing IG <public-digipub-ig@w3.org<mailto:public-digipub-ig@w3.org>>
Cc: Liza Daly <lizadaly@gmail.com<mailto:lizadaly@gmail.com>>; Markus Gylling <markus.gylling@gmail.com<mailto:markus.gylling@gmail.com>>; Madi Weland Solomon <madi.w.solomon@gmail.com<mailto:madi.w.solomon@gmail.com>>; Bill McCoy <bmccoy@w3.org<mailto:bmccoy@w3.org>>; Siegman, Tzviya - Hoboken <tsiegman@wiley.com<mailto:tsiegman@wiley.com>>; Garth Conboy <garth@google.com<mailto:garth@google.com>>; Thierry Michel <tmichel@w3.org<mailto:tmichel@w3.org>>; Kazuyuki Ashimura <ashimura@w3.org<mailto:ashimura@w3.org>>; Liam Quin <liam@w3.org<mailto:liam@w3.org>>
Subject: Closing the Digital Publishing Interest Group

Dear all,

At the end of the month the Digital Publishing Interest Group's charter will expire and, based on our earlier discussions and the decision of the W3C Management, the Interest Group will indeed close down.

Just as at any time a group closes it is worth spending a few minutes remembering history, in particular for a group that played, in my view, such a seminal role. It is almost five (yes, five!) years ago when we held our first joint workshop with the IDPF in New York[1], which led to the creation of the Digital Publishing Activity and the Digital Publishing Interest Group. That Workshop was, in many respect, the first time two related but also almost disjoint communities met: the Publishing community, mostly gathered around EPUB, and the Web Developers' community, mostly around W3C. It was a long overdue event for all the reasons we know on the common technological interests of the two communities (remember Jeff Jaffe's slides at the TOC event on "Web=Publishing"?). It was certainly one of the most interesting events I participated in, so far, at W3C.

This led to the DPUB IG. Looking back on its four years’ work, I do believe it was successful fulfilling its most important goal: create long-lasting and stable contacts among these communities. Beyond the several documents it has published over the years[2] it could formulate new perspectives, create new relationships, started new technical work that are now reflected in the work of the Publishing Business and Working Groups, it has contributed to the discussions at W3C on accessibility, layout, or metadata and, last but not least, it has laid the groundwork for what is now known as Publishing@W3C, born out of the merge of IDPF and W3C. I think we can be proud of what we have achieved.

Lots of people, some of whom have gone to other areas, contributed to the success.  A number of people acted either as co-editors for the documents we produced over the years, or co-chairs of the various task forces; I do not even make an attempt to list them all, incurring the danger of forgetting someone. But I think we should all thank the successive co-chairs of the Interest Group: Markus Gylling, Madi Solomon, Liza Daly, Tzviya Siegman, and Garth Conboy. Thank you for your dedication and hard work! And thank to all the participants over the years.


[1] https://www.w3.org/2012/08/electronic-books/

[2] https://www.w3.org/dpub/IG/wiki/Main_Page

Ivan Herman, W3C
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